Category Archives: Bakery

Why sourdough bread is healthier than regular white or wheat bread

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Do the words “sourdough bread” conjure a yearning for crusty, rustic loaves with yeasty, tangy aromas? You are not alone. A recent study showed the market value of sourdough increased from $298.7 million in 2014 to $2.4 billion in 2018. This slowly fermented bread honors the traditional art of baking and has a history dating back to 3000 BC in… Read more »

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Industry 4.0: Smart Baking With Robots

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Relatively new to food industry applications, robotic solutions bring smart baking to a whole new level and are quickly becoming an integral – and highly-efficient – part of the manufacturing plants. Applications are expanding and the opportunities are promising to turn fiction into science at work. In 2018, global robot installations increased by 6% to 422,271 units, worth USD16.5bn –… Read more »

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In these housebound times, Americans have gone stark baking mad. Shut-ins are channeling their anxieties into pandemic pastries and quarantine cookies, some with icing piped in the shape of surgical masks, others frosted with the face of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Baking essentials such as yeast and flour are in short supply, and Google searches for bread recipes are on the… Read more »

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American Society of Baking announces new dates for BakingTECH 2021 and innovative plans for virtual participation

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In response to membership surveys, BakingTECH, the American Society of Baking’s annual technical conference and marketplace exposition, is now scheduled for February 14th through 16th, 2021 at the Hilton Chicago. The in-person conference is pioneering plans to include digital components for virtual attendees so that all of our members can learn, network, and receive recognition during the Best Week in… Read more »

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EPA Recognizes 43 ABA Member Facilities as 2019 ENERGY STAR ® Certified Manufacturing Plants

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“The baking industry accounts for over one-third of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Certified Plants. ABA is proud of the baking industry’s commitment to their communities and sustainability goals that also help their bottom line.” American Bakers Association member facilities represent 43 of the 95 manufacturing plants recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for their superior… Read more »

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A Guide to Optimum Proofing Settings

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Different varieties of dough will have their corresponding proofing requirements, which is why being in control of all proofing parameters will ensure the correct rise and texture every time. What type of equipment suits your facility and product range? Let’s find out. Every type of product is different and every production environment is unique; in any case, technology will help… Read more »

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Bakery China postponed to July due to coronavirus

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Bakery China joins the list of fairs that are postponed due to the coronavirus. The historic fair, considered one of the main bakery and pastry events for the Asia-Pacific area, has decided to postpone its next edition, initially scheduled for May 6 to 9 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, on July 21, 22 , 23, and 24 at… Read more »

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Baking Industry Foundation and Retail Bakers of America team up to provide assistance to bakeries

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads throughout the country and Americans have seen their lives upended, retail bakeries are among the countless businesses that have found it difficult to adjust. Many are staying open and finding unique ways to keep revenue coming in during these economic hardships, but many have also closed. The Baking Industry Foundation (BIF) is looking to help… Read more »

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Craft Baking Essentials: Choosing the Right Oven

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Artisan bakeries and patisseries are the loving home to creativity and innovation for any and all eating occasions. The work behind the counter involves much more than original ideas for tasty creations, as bakers are balancing between planning, organizing, prioritizing, calculating, and baking. A good oven is key to handling this. Bringing a new oven into the baking area should… Read more »

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Mondelez International to Acquire Leading In-store Bakery Company, Give & Go

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Mondelez International today announced an agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go, a North American leader in fully-finished sweet baked goods and owners of the famous “ two-bite”® brand and the “ Create-A-Treat”® brand known for cookie and gingerbread house decorating kits. Give & Go is being sold by funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners,… Read more »

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